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Franklin and Betty J. Parker have remaned a senior citizen research and writing team for over 60 years. A local old timer sitting in his pick up truck watching us walk by asked: Is he holding you up or are you holding him up? We just smiled, nodded hello, and kept going. Keep smiling, read our blogs, enjoy, and keep coming back to find us.

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  • General Robert E. Lee (1807-70)&Philanthropist George Peabody (1795-1869) at White Sulphur Springs, West Va., July 23-Aug, 30, 1869. By Franklin Parker & Betty J. Parker, bfparker@frontiernet.net

    Posted on: September 26th, 2010 at 11:39PM

    General Robert E. Lee (1807-70) and Philanthropist George Peabody (1795-1869) at White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, July 23-August 30, 1869. By Franklin Parker and Betty J. Parker, 63 Heritage Loop, Crossville, TN 38571-8270. Email bfparker@frontiernet.net The hot spring health spas of Virginia were the first gathering places of southern and northern elites after the Civil War. It was at the Greenbrier Hotel, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, the most popular of the hot spring spas, that Robert E. Lee and George Peabody met by chance for a few weeks during July 23-August 30, 1869. For each this meeting was a symbolic turn from Civil War bitterness toward reconciliation and the lif… [more]

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  • on George Peabody (1795-1869) Changed Our Lives,” by Franklin Parker and Betty J. Parker (corrected July 14, 2010), bfparker@frontiernet.net

    Posted on: October 4th, 2010 at 10:55AM

    "How Research on George Peabody (1795-1869) Changed Our Lives," by Franklin Parker and Betty J. Parker (corrected July 14, 2010), bfparker@frontiernet.net We met at Berea College near Lexington, KY, Sept. 1946, were married June 12, 1950. Frank attended the University of Illinois Graduate School, Urbana, 1949-50, for the M.S. degree. We both first taught at Ferrum College near Roanoke, VA , 1950-52. We did additional graduate study at George Peabody College for Teachers, adjoining the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, TN, summers 1951, 1952. Part time jobs and study in Nashville during 1952-56, four years, enabled us to graduate in Aug. 1956: Betty, M.A. degree in English; Fra… [more]

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  • “The Kennedys of Massachusetts: Founding Father Joseph Patrick Kennedy's (1888-1969) Influence on U.S. President John F. Kennedy (1917-63) and U.S. Senators Robert F. Kennedy (1925-68) and Edward M. K

    Posted on: September 24th, 2010 at 10:23PM

    "The Kennedys of Massachusetts: Founding Father Joseph Patrick Kennedy's (1888-1969) Influence on U.S. President John F. Kennedy (1917-63) and U.S. Senators Robert F. Kennedy (1925-68) and Edward M. Kennedy (1932-)." Dialogue Given to Book Review Group, Uplands Retirement Village, Pleasant Hill, TN, June 15, 2009, by Franklin and Betty J. Parker, bfparker@frontiernet.net Sept. 6, 1888, East Boston, Massachusetts. Newborn Joseph Patrick Kennedy (Joe Sr.) would father 9 Irish Catholic children (4 sons, 5 daughters), mold them into a powerful political family. Three sons became U.S. senators, the first of the three became U.S. president. First an Overview. Joe Sr., aided by his wife Rose F… [more]

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  • "Remembering George Isadore Sanchez (1907-72), Professor of Latin American Education, University of Texas, Austin (1950s-67 ),"By Franklin Parker, bfparker@frontiernet.net

    Posted on: September 26th, 2010 at 8:02PM

    "Remembering George Isadore Sanchez (1907-72), Professor of Latin American Education, University of Texas, Austin (1950s-67 ),"By Franklin Parker, bfparker@frontiernet.net What I remember about George I. Sanchez--it must have been in about 1986--is seeing a large poster map of the U.S.A. on a wall on entering Northern Arizona University's Cline Library, Flagstaff. Some portraits appeared around the border of the map, honoring people of Latino heritage, but I did not look closely, being eager to do my library business. In time, on other trips to that library and casting casual glances at the map, something made me look closer. There was something familiar about one face. Sure enough,… [more]

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